Sunday, December 16, 2007

Yogurt's other use...



Any of you have two year olds at home? Yes? You will relate. Already been there done that? Maybe you’ll be smiling! Not quite there yet? Just wait!!! My seven year old...never got into much and I didn’t have to put stuff up high. She just stayed out of trouble (for the most part :-). Yes, she is a girl, not sure if that makes a difference but my two year old son *sigh* I’ve lost count the number of times he has made a major mess of some sort. I’ve decided I’m going to start documenting his “creativity” by photographing these many, many occurrences.

So I was upstairs checking email and he was downstairs innocently watching his Mickey Mouse video and he comes up and shows me his hands which were completely covered with yogurt. (He's been opening the refridgerator since he was one and has been helping himself since) So I ask him why he is such a mess thinking he was going to show me the 99th yogurt stain on the carpet in front of the TV but instead he runs downstairs to proudly show me his masterpiece.

That isn’t the only place he fingerpainted. He also decided to deface his TV and DVD player including the Mickey Mouse DVD. Anyone know how to get yogurt out of a DVD player?? *sigh* He didn't seem to have a clue that this was "naughty" even though I kept saying it over and over. He was really quite pleased at what he had done. He certainly keeps the detergent companies in business.

On the knitting front...
I've been busy with knitting Christmas gifts so I have not posted much lately but I will once the gift giving season comes to a close. This was a gift my daughter gave her Sunday school teacher.
The pattern was purchased here. A very quick and neat gift to give to families. I had seen this before but had never heard of the legend of the Christmas nest. A card is included and reads:
A German legend tells of the magic of all the world's birds bursting into song as if with one voice the night the Christ child was born. Your family may find a bird's nest hidden within their Christmas tree. The nest promises the gift of health, wealth, and happiness to all throughout the year!

So you hide the nest somewhere in the tree and the children (or adults) try to find it.

In a previous post I mentioned my friend Janet who is undergoing chemo and I knitted her a hat. I decided that her granddaughter needed a coordinating hat to wear when Grandma wears hers. I used Susan's Ribbon hat pattern in Itty Bitty Hats and just modified it a bit. I love how it turned out.



I have had an inquiry with respect to the frames I use for my pictures. (Hi Andrea!) In my other spare time (ha-ha) I digi scrap and have purchased and downloaded lots of digital elements. Some of my favorite places to shop are
here ,here ,here and here. I use Photoshop Elements to create my pages and photos. I haven't done much with it lately. Too busy knitting so I have a little catch up to do.

More posting of projects to come!

5 comments:

The Litter Box House said...

Thanks for the info! I'll have to look into that...

Andrea

The Litter Box House said...

Annie,

I'm writing an entry about digital scrapbooking and would love to use one of your photos as an example. Would it be ok with you if I copied one of your photos into my blog? Of course I would include mention that the photo is from your site.

Andrea

LStone said...

That is sooo cool! I didn't even realize this was available! I LOVE the frames that you use and have wondered how you do that. Can someone who is just learning computer stuff do it?!!!

QoE said...

Ya gotta love two-year-olds! It's like having a blender, but you don't have the lid! ;-D
Cathy in Maple Grove
PS I survived mothering four boys to adulthood (and pretty fine ones at that)

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